Road repair: After N718.3bn refund to 36 states, FG says no more refund

June 4, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved the reimbursement of N148.1 billion expended on federal roads by Bayelsa, Cross River, Osun, Ondo and Rivers state governments. The modalities of refund are being worked out and payment would be made over a period of time. The refund came amidst warning by the federal government that henceforth, it won’t make any refund to Read More

Sterling Bank launches OneBank App

May 24, 2020 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Sterling Bank Plc,  has launched a new, unique simple banking application that can be used for all banking and payment transactions by its customers. Chief Digital Officer of the bank, Mr. Olayinka Oni said that the new app is an affirmation of the bank’s position as the most innovative bank in Nigeria, adding that the app is also in line Read More

Jigawa pays May salary of civil servants

May 20, 2020 Muhammad Aliyu 0

Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar has directed  the payment of May salary of civil servants in the state, ahead of this year’s Eid-El Fitri celebrations.The commissioner of finance and economic planning, Alhaji BabangidaUmar Gantsa made this known in Dutse in a telephone interview. He said the payment of this month’s salary will commence on Tueday, 19th May, 2020.Alhaji Babangida Umar Gantsa said the directive was Read More

Mistreatment of Nigerians due to COVID-19: FG takes stand

April 23, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government Thursday described as disappointing the mistreatment of Africans including Nigerians in Guangzhou, China.Addressing journalists in Abuja, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, said Nigeria would not accept racial discrimination against its citizens.He said the Nigerian Consulate in Guangzhou has been directed to systematically detail every single case of discrimination, loss or damage suffered by any Nigerian. He Read More

Nasarawa: Workers warn against payment of half salary

April 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Civil servants in Nasarawa state have   said they would not accept payment of percentage salary in April from  the state government. Some of the workers who spoke to our correspondent on the issue Monday said the government cannot complain of not having funds when it recently purchased 24 brand new vehicles for the House of Assembly members. The workers who pleaded Read More

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Magoro to FG, states: Stop politicising fees in varsities

March 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Chairman Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Nigerian State-Owned Universities, Senator Mohammed Magoro, has described as unhealthy conflicts in the campus between unions and management/proprietors leading to incessant strike actions. Magoro also urged both the federal and state governments to stop politicising the issue of fees payment in the Universities. Speaking at the 5th biennial conference of pro-chancellors Tuesday at Benue State University (BSU) Read More

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Niger to recover N1bn from buyers of Talba housing estate

February 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Niger state government has set up a committee to recover over N1billion outstanding debts from buyers of the Talba Housing Estate Minna, warning that those who failed to meet up with the demand notice for payment or breach the terms of allocation will be ejected. The state Commissioner of Lands and Housing, Barr Mukhtar Nasar, stated this Thursday in Read More

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Niger gov calls for effective mechanism to check mining activities

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Niger state governor Abubakar Sani Bello has called on the federal government to set up a strong task force to address challenges associated with mining activities in the country.  Also, a control mechanism must be put in place to check activities of miners as both the ministry and state governments are being short-changed by the miners especially in payment of the royalty and Value Read More

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Ondo pensioners hail Akeredolu over 33% pension increase

February 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Pensioners in Ondo state have hailed Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for the implementation and payment of 33 percent increment in their allowances. Elder Adedapo Salami, the acting chairman of Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) in the state, gave the commendation Wednesday in Akure during a press conference. Salami said pensioners were happy when the state government started the implementation of the Read More

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N30, 000 minimum wage: Pensioners hail el-Rufai

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Kaduna state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) has commended Governor Nasir el-Rufai for raising the minimum pension payment in the state to N30,000 monthly.The union noted that Malam el-Rufai is the first governor to announce the payment of minimum pension, and that this shows his concern for the senior citizens in the state.A statement signed by Read More

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Pensioners commend el-Rufai for raising minimum pension to N30,000

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Pensioners commend el-Rufai for raising minimum pension to N30,000By AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna The Kaduna state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) has commended Governor Nasir el-Rufai for raising the minimum pension payment in the state to N30,000 monthly. The union noted that Malam el-Rufai is the first Governor to announce the payment of minimum pension, and that this shows Read More

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Fintiri commences scholarship payment to 26,000 students

January 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

    Governor  Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has commence payment of scholarships to over 26,000 Adamawa students schooling in all tertiary institutions across the country.  This is coming after seven years of non payment of scholarship by various administrations in the state. The payment commences after  successful completion of the verification exercise by the committee constituted by Fintiri administration Read More

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Paga extends operations to Ethiopia, acquires Apposit

January 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Lagos Nigerian digital payments startup Paga has acquired Apposit, a software development company based in Ethiopia, for an undisclosed amount, and also announced plans to launch its operations in Mexico this year. With the acquisition, Paga absorbs Apposit’s tech capabilities and team of 63 engineers. The company will direct its boosted capabilities and total workforce of530 to support expansion. The new Read More

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Gov Buni constitutes c’ttee on minimum wage

January 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni has approved the appointments of Minimum Wage Implementation Committee to work out modalities for new salary increment in the state. The acting head of service, Muhammad B. Nura, is to head the committeewhile permanent secretary, establishment in the office of the head ofservice is to serve as the secretary. Other members include chairman and secretary of Read More

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NLC appeals to Bayelsa on December salaries

January 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Bayelsa Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has urged the state government to expedite action on the payment of December salaries of some category of workers in the state.  The December salaries of workers in tertiary institutions and Rural Development Areas (RDAs) are  yet to be paid.The state’s NLC chairman, Mr John Ndiomu,   said in a statement Monday Read More

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Islamic Education Trust sponsors 100 orphans

January 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Islamic Education Trust (IET) has disclosed that it is sponsoring over 100  orphans in different schools under its humanitarian initiative department in the country. The IET Director-General  Nigeria, Alhaji Arzika Abubakar Rimau, disclosed this while briefing journalists as part of activities to mark its 50th anniversary. He said that the area of assistance include payment of medical bills, providing food-aid Read More

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Kwande dismisses Dalung’s talk on crisis with NFF

December 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  Chairman of the NFF Media and Publicity Committee, Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande has described as a concoction of half truths and outright falsehood a statement credited to a former Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung that crisis erupted between him (Dalung) and the NFF over payment of monies to Nigeria’s U23 team during their Rio 2016 Olympics qualifying tournament in Senegal in Read More

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Day of mayhem as teachers, students clash in Osun

November 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

It’s unheard of but happened recently in a government-owned school in Osun state where an open confrontation between students and teachers left a bitter taste in the mouth. LATEEF DADA writes that at the moment, academic activities in the school has come to a halt.The name of the school located in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state, used to be Read More

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Investors pour almost $400m into Nigeria in one week

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Investors have poured almost $400 million into payments companies based in Nigeria in the past week, in a sign of how seriously venture capital firms are taking the opportunity to build financial networks across the continent. OPay, the Africa-focused, Chinese-backed payments company founded by Opera, on Monday announced it had raised $120m from a group of investors including Sequoia Capital Read More

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Shehu Sani wants pension for retired sports men, women

November 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Human Rights Activist,  Senator Shehu Sani, on Wednesday advocated payment of  pensions for retired sports men and women in Nigeria. Senator Sani made the call in Ibadan  at the memorial lecture organised to mark the 10th anniversary of the demise of Nigeria’s former National Team goalkeeper Late Best Ogedegbe organized by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Oyo State Read More

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Jigawa to begin payment of N30, 000 minimum wage in 2020 – Badaru

November 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Jigawa state governor, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar has pledged to commence payment of the N30, 000 new minimum wage in 2020. Governor Badaru dropped this hint Tuesday at the legislative chamber of the state House of Assembly in Dutse, the Jigawa state capital while presenting the state’s N152.92billion 2020 budget proposal. Addressing the lawmakers while presenting the budget for scrutiny and approval, the Read More

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Jubilation as NYSC members await new minimum wage

October 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Mr Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development on Wednesday said that members of the National Youth Service Corps would enjoy the new minimum wage of N30,000. He said this via his official Twitter handle. Dare said that the NYSC Director General, Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim would provide details of the new allowance after he has been briefed by Read More

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Don’t shortchange ad-hoc staff, INEC warns electoral officers

October 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has advised its electoral officers in Bayelsa state to be transparent in the payment of entitlements to ad hoc staff to be used for the November 16 governorship election.  Its national commissioner, Prof Okechukwu Ibeanu, gave the advice Wednesday during an interactive session between members of staff, INEC, Bayelsa, and the commission’s chairman, Prof Read More

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Sala dispute to be heard by FIFA Wednesday

September 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

FIFA will meet in Zurich on Wednesday to decide on the dispute between Cardiff City and Nantes over the £15m transfer fee for Emiliano Sala, Sky sources understand. Cardiff have refused to pay the fee for the Argentine striker, who had been due to join the then Premier League club in January of this year. French club Nantes subsequently complained Read More

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Nasarawa varsity owes N1.72bn – VC

September 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nasarawa State University Keffi has said over N1.72 billion liabilities being owed by the institution is hampering its operations. Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Suleiman Mohammed, made this known Wednesday at a news conference in Keffi. He called on the state government to take over payment of salaries of all staff of the institution to reduce the burden.Mohammed stated Read More